Venue: MCG at 7:20pm AEST
Last Time They Met: R20, 2016, Richmond 14.8 (92) d Collingwood 11.11 (77) at the MCG
Game notes: Richmond got the job done with a 43-point win against Carlton in round one, but it will be keen to underline its improvement with a win against more testing opposition.
The Tigers unveiled a more attacking game style that was based on tackling relentlessly, forcing turnovers and then running instinctively with the ball.
A key to their new set-up is a small and mobile forward line that included exciting trio Dan Butler, Daniel Rioli and Jason Castagna, who combined for six goals.
Collingwood will certainly be the tougher opponent the Tigers need to prove their credentials after pushing the Western Bulldogs last Friday night.
The Magpies fell 14 points short but won a lot of key indicators, including clearances (43-25), contested possessions (161-135) and inside 50s (62-44).
If their midfielders can have similar dominance against the Tigers, it will go a long way to delivering the Magpies their first win of the season.
Thommo’s Tip: I have struggled with this one! Richmond by 12 points??
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